November Is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month and there are many adorable animals right in our area, looking for their fur-ever homes.

It happens a lot, where older animals get overlooked at shelters, because people automatically assume they'll have health problems or won't be as playful as a new puppy or kitty. However, according to, senior pets are extremely adaptable, and a lot of the time, they've already been trained and probably know basic commands too. By adopting a senior pet, it's a rewarding experience all around, plus you're saving that animal's life. Below are five older-aged animals that are waiting to come home to a new family. You can find them at the Larimer Humane Society, Humane Society of Weld County, and Bounce Animal Rescue in Fort Collins.

Jazzi Mae

Photo courtesy of the Larimer Humane Society

Jazzi Mae is a spayed Domestic longhair cat available at the Larimer Humane Society. The staff thinks she's around 14-years-old and she has been at the shelter since August 31.


Photo courtesy Humane Society of Weld County

Sweet Elvis is somewhat shy and still pretty scared of the shelter, which is why he really needs a new home! At a little over 10-years-old, Elvis does well with other dogs and loves humans, as long as they're gentle with him. This terrier/Jack Russell mix is available at the Humane Society of Weld County.


Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of Weld County

Miranda is a 10-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Retriever Labrador mix. She's a unique girl who needs a loving home. You can meet Miranda at the Humane Society of Weld County.


Photo courtesy of the Larimer  Humane Society

Snickers is a gorgeous spayed brown tiger Domestic shorthair. The staff at Larimer Humane Society thinks she's about 14-years-old, but she has a lot of love left to give.


Photo courtesy of Bounce Animal Rescue

Bella is not technically a senior dog quite yet, but at 8-years-old, she is one of the more mature dogs available at Bounce Animal Rescue. She is a mini Schnauzer /Maltese mix, rescued from a high-kill shelter. Bonus, Bella is already housebroken, kennel-trained, and does well with other dogs.